Seetal Solanki

Seetal Solanki

Founder & Director of Ma-tt-erLondon, United Kingdom
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Seetal Solanki

Seetal Solanki

Founder & Director of Ma-tt-erLondon, United Kingdom
Projects
  • Potato Head Bali Komitmen Event.
    Potato Head Bali Komitmen Event.Does waste have the potential to hold cultural value and form new material landscapes? We were invited by the Potato Head Family to participate in their KOMITMEN event to help build responsible futures in and around Bali.
  • Converse RENEW.
    Converse RENEW.What does it mean to renew a classic? Seen Displays and Ma-tt-er collaborated with Converse on the launch of their first RENEW Converse style, a shoe made from recycled plastic bottles and rubber. The launch in Coal Drops Yard was host to a series of educational events which questioned current and future uses of plastic in footwear.
  • Why Materials Matter
    Why Materials MatterA book I had the privilege to write to open up a wider dialogue around the impact materials can make. ‘Why Materials Matter’, a book written by Seetal Solanki and published by Prestel tackles this critical statement by discussing potential materials related solutions to the ecological, social and economical issues faced by human beings today.
Projects credited in
  • Stories of Growth — Season 2
    Stories of Growth — Season 2YESTERDAY WAS INTERNATIONAL WOMENS' DAY To celebrate the important occasion and all the womxn out there, we released Season 2 of our weekly Stories of Growth podcast. This month, we shine a light specifically on all of the inspiring female founders igniting positive change around the globe and remind ourselves of all the stellar female founders featured on our podcast. Season 2 launches with Siobhan Lyons, fashion director of The September Issues, a magazine celebrating the diversity and po
  • International Women’s Day 2020, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industry
    International Women’s Day 2020, meet 100 trailblazers redefining the creative industryAt The Dots, International Women’s Day isn’t just a day – it’s a whole month! A time to take over the site and shine a light on the women and non-binary people redefining the creator landscape. For #IWD2020, we asked industry leaders to nominate the trailblazing women and non-binary people they think will redefine the creative and digital industries over the coming years. The list we’ve put together is one that beams with brilliant, talented people and their dedication to positive change. Book
Work history
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    Founder and DirectorMa-tt-er
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    Ma-tt-er is a research practice built on exploring the relationships between ourselves and the material, immaterial and virtual expressions of matter around us. Ma-tt-er was founded in 2015 by Seetal Solanki in order to readdress our relationship with the planet by understanding what it’s made of. Ma-tt-er works collectively with institutions, brands and individuals generating tools that will equip people for a future that is responsible.
Skills
  • Materials
  • Alternative Materials
  • Design
  • Consultancy
  • Sustainability
  • Sustainability Strategy
  • Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Materials
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Lecturing
Education
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Central Saint Martins (UAL) logo
    Master of ArtsCentral Saint Martins (UAL)
     - London, United Kingdom
    Textile Futures.
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Loughborough University Design School
     - Loughborough, United Kingdom
    Multi Media Textiles.